Privacy policy

The Desicarguide.com Web site (the "Site") is individually owned and operated. We can be reached by e-mail at contact@desicarguide.com.

 

HOW DESICARGUIDE USES INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU: This Site does not collect personally identifying information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals, which can occur in a variety of contexts. For example, Desicarguide.com visitors may be required to provide such information as part of or during (1) forums and discussions, (2) registration for specific activities (for example, bulletin boards or e-mail newsletters) or membership on our Site; (3) marketing surveys; and/or (4) customer support or technical service. We do not require personal information to gain access to the Site; however you will not be able to access areas that require registration without disclosing personally identifiable information.

Information collected may include your name, and email address.

A user's personally identifying information will not be sold or rented to any other party without prior consent.

For registered users of Desicarguide.com, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to Desicarguide.com, such as service announcements, administrative messages, requests for feedback, and Desicarguide’s regular email newsletter (though registered users may opt out of receiving the newsletter when registering or any time thereafter -- see below for Opt-Out Procedures). We may also communicate with registered users to provide news or information about features, products and services that Desicarguide’s is offering. Non-registered users will be offered the opportunity to opt-in to receive our regular email newsletter without registering. All communications with such non-registered users will be limited to the newsletter, which users may opt-out of receiving at any time. (see below for Opt-Out Procedures). In addition to the uses described above, a user's personally identifying information may be used by Desicarguide’s, its parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates for editorial or quality control purposes. Desicarguide.com may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on Desicarguide.com or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Desicarguide.com, the Site or the users of Desicarguide.com, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety or users of Desicarguide.com, the Site or the public.

If we desire to use your information for purposes not disclosed above or at the time we collect the information, we will announce such a plan and ask you to "opt in." If you wanted to share your personal information for such purposes, you would have to respond. In the absence of such a response, your information would not be disclosed for the new purpose.

If you have any concerns about the above, feel free to e-mail us at contact@desicarguide.com. In the subject line of your e-mail, please type the phrase "PRIVACY POLICY."

Desicarguide.com users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information (such as an e-mail address) within the body of a post on the bulletin boards, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties. While your personally identifying information is protected as outlined above, we collect anonymous aggregated Site usage data on Desicarguide.com for statistical purposes, and we often provide it to third parties as a measure of the popularity of our Site. Whatever the purpose may be, we will only collect information to the extent reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives.

 

OPT-OUT PROCEDURES: If you are a registered user and you no longer wish to receive communications from Desicarguide’s, you may opt-out of such communications only by cancelling your Desicarguide.com registration. To do so, you must delete your account on your profile page. Log in using your screen name and password. Go to your profile page by clicking on "Profile". Toward the bottom of the page, click on "Click here to delete your screen name/account". A confirmation email will be sent to you. To complete the deletion of your account, you must click on the link in the confirmation email within three days or the change will not be made. If at any time you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you may opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.

HYPERLINKS: This Site, including the Desicarguide.com newsletter, contains hyperlinks to other sites. These hyperlinks include links from advertisers, vendors of products and services referenced on the Site, and other third parties. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement, or a promotion by a third party, or to purchase software products from a third-party vendor, the "click" takes you off the Site. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.

ADVERTISING: The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to you by our Web advertising partner. Information about your visits to this site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name,or other personal in-formation), is used to serve ads to you.

COOKIES: Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Desicarguide.com places cookies in the browser files of a Desicarguide.com user's computer, and these cookies either enable certain site functions, such as the bulletin boards, or allow for the anonymous aggregation of user activity on the Desicarguide.com Site for statistical purposes. The cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifying information although some can enable Desicarguide.com to relate a user's use of Desicarguide.com to information that the user has specifically and knowingly provided to Desicarguide.com. Any personally identifying information associated with such cookies will be subject to the provisions outlined above. Desicarguide.com publishes advertiser banners and badges containing links to advertiser Web sites, engages in e-commerce affiliate programs with companies such as Amazon, directs users seeking to purchase products to third-party vendors, and provides hyperlinks to other Web sites for editorial purposes. If you view these banners and badges, or link to any of these sites, you also may get cookies from them. Desicarguide.com does not control these cookies and these cookies are not subject to this policy. The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry, and we encourage you to read the privacy policy of any Web site that issues you a cookie. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some portions of Desicarguide.com will not function properly if you do so.

AGE OF USERS: No information should be submitted or posted on this Site by children under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian.

PARENTS: We encourage you to get involved with your children's online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, Desicarguide.com does not knowingly collect or provide any personally identifying information of children under 13 years of age for any purpose whatsoever. Desicarguide.com may, however, collect certain personally identifiable information to protect the integrity of the Site and the safety of children under 13 using the Site. In the event Desicarguide.com collects such information, it will be deleted from the Desicarguide.com systems as soon as possible. We do not knowingly use any information collected from users under 13 years of age for any marketing or promotional purpose or for member directories. You should be aware that anonymous aggregated data is sometimes provided to our advertisers for statistical purposes described above. Finally, you should be aware that if your child voluntarily discloses his or her name, e-mail address, etc. on various bulletin boards or chat areas, such disclosure may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should discourage your child from doing so.If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at the above e-mail address.

SECURITY POLICY: The importance of security for all personal information associated with you is of utmost concern to us. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Personal information collected by the Site is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination.

ASSIGNMENT: Desicarguide’s may change its ownership or organization while providing the Site and services. As a result, please be aware that Desicarguide’s may transfer your information to another company that is affiliated with Desicarguide’s or with which Desicarguide’s has merged.

CHANGES: As our Site continues to develop, we may add new services and features to our Site. In the event that these additions affect our Security and Privacy Policy, this document will be updated appropriately. We recommend that you read this Security and Privacy Policy each time you use the Site in case you missed our notice of changes to the Security and Privacy Policy.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS: By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of the Desicarguide.com Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes, provided however, that any material changes to this policy will not be implemented with respect to personally identifiable information collected prior to the announced changes, without your prior consent.

CORRECTING AND UPDATING INFORMATION: Desicarguide.com also permits you to correct or update personally identifiable information that you have previously provided to us. To do so, send us an e-mail here indicating the information that you wish to be corrected or updated, or you may change your personal profile at www.desicarguide.com (click  ‘log in’, and follow instructions for making such changes).

OTHER TERMS: Other terms and conditions governing your use of Desicarguide.com can be found in our Subscriber's Agreement. Please read it.